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Adding motion and transitions

From: Encore CS5 Essential Training

Video: Adding motion and transitions

All right. These next couple of movies cover the feature that I really think just make Encore Slideshows as awesome as they are. What I'm going to do is I'm going to select the slideshow here in the Project panel, so I could look at the Slideshow Properties. Now one of the thing that's really boring about slideshows traditionally, like the actual like literal slideshows, is that you know you play it, and you're watching this slide forever, it's describing it, and then they click a little button on the remote control, it goes the next slide. That's just very boring. So what we're going to do is go back to the Slideshow here and what I could do is check Random Pan & Zoom.

Adding motion and transitions

All right. These next couple of movies cover the feature that I really think just make Encore Slideshows as awesome as they are. What I'm going to do is I'm going to select the slideshow here in the Project panel, so I could look at the Slideshow Properties. Now one of the thing that's really boring about slideshows traditionally, like the actual like literal slideshows, is that you know you play it, and you're watching this slide forever, it's describing it, and then they click a little button on the remote control, it goes the next slide. That's just very boring. So what we're going to do is go back to the Slideshow here and what I could do is check Random Pan & Zoom.

What this will allow you to do is to go in as a viewer, and you will see the slides kind of coming towards you and moving side to side in this random way and if I click Play here, you'll see a big difference. See it's significantly more engaging. There's just random motion to every single slide and to people that are watching this slideshow, they don't know that Encore did this automatically. So it seems like you put all this work and effort into making these image kind of come toward the viewer and pan side to side, just a really great look.

Another thing I'm going to do to make this more interesting to the viewer is I'm going to click on the Slideshow, and I'm going to do them a favor and take down the Slide Duration. By default, it's 6 seconds long for each slide. That's a little bit too long for just looking at pictures. If we're going to describe something then 6 seconds might be good. It's a little long for my taste, so I'm going to select this, and I'm actually going to type 3., that will type 3, and then it will advance it over to the next spot. So this will actually create a 3-second-long slide duration. If we just hit the Enter key, you'll see that it converts it automatically to 3 seconds, a little trick there.

Now if we click on a single slide to look at its properties, we could look at its effects. So you could see Pan & Zoom is here and if we wanted to, what we could do is we can manually control the Pan of every slide. So we could have it go Southeast to Northwest, from East to Center or whatever. So if there's a certain look we're looking for, for a particular slide, like there's a car that's going from left to right in the shot, we could actually move the slide from left to right to mimic what's going on with the car, if we wanted to. We could also change the zoom.

We could have it zoom in, or zoom out, or nothing. So we don't have to do Random Pan & Zoom and again, this could be manually adjusted for every slide, but it's just so easy to have Encore do the work for you. Now also with the slide, we can set up a transition, Dip to Black or to do a Wipe, Push, Slide, all these different cool little effects from slide to slide. But again, it's really tedious to do this manually for every slide in your slideshow, especially if you have a few hundred images to go through for all of your slideshows. So what I'm going to do is click on the Slideshow again, and I'm going to go to the Transition here, and if we change the Transition for the entire slideshow, then what it's going to do is it's going to change the transitions for all the slides in the whole slideshow.

And then as long as each slide has the Match Slideshow option checked for Transitions, then they will all perform the same transition. I'm going to change the Transition to Cross Dissolve. What that's going to do, as you could see here, we have a kind of like a cross fade, and we'll see how much more interesting this makes our slideshow. Actually I'm going to go back to the beginning, just click on that first slide. Let's start here. (Music playing.) See, now that's a slideshow I don't mind sitting through.

Every slide is moving as it goes from one slide to the next. There's this beautiful, soft Cross Dissolve transition, and it's just a much more engaging presentation. Now one quick word here, when we added the Random Pan & Zoom, we notice the Effects icon in the bottom right and a little red line over the top of the slide. So the Effects icon indicates that we have added one of the effects. We have added a Pan or a Zoom effect to this slide and this little square here indicates a transition. So there's transition applied for this slide.

So when you see these icons that is what they mean. The red line here is basically saying that this is not a rendered slideshow. We could click this button here to render the slideshow, so that the effects and transitions will play back in real speed. You might notice that the computer is kind of chugging along here as it was playing back the slideshow. So we can click this button to render the slideshow, and then we preview it. It will be perfect, and that red line will go away.

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  1. 4m 43s
    1. Welcome
      57s
    2. What is Encore?
      1m 33s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 15s
    4. Reconnecting unlinked media
      58s
  2. 16m 10s
    1. Project overview
      1m 12s
    2. Importing content
      1m 55s
    3. Using included content
      2m 2s
    4. Adding a menu to a project
      2m 42s
    5. What are timelines?
      2m 3s
    6. Creating links and navigation
      3m 13s
    7. Exporting
      3m 3s
  3. 21m 28s
    1. Understanding disc formats
      3m 7s
    2. About television standards
      1m 40s
    3. What is transcoding?
      4m 47s
    4. Exporting video for Encore
      2m 39s
    5. Bits vs. bytes
      2m 3s
    6. The importance of bit budgeting
      1m 46s
    7. About pixel aspect ratios
      2m 52s
    8. About overscan and safe areas
      2m 34s
  4. 13m 5s
    1. Creating a new project
      2m 57s
    2. Touring the interface
      4m 44s
    3. Importing assets as Encore objects
      1m 35s
    4. Using the Project panel
      3m 49s
  5. 16m 47s
    1. Understanding menus
      40s
    2. Creating menus with the Library panel
      4m 37s
    3. Editing menus
      3m 41s
    4. The Menu Viewer vs. the Menus panel
      1m 20s
    5. Creating motion menus
      4m 16s
    6. About submenus
      2m 13s
  6. 20m 34s
    1. The anatomy of a button
      3m 42s
    2. Creating buttons
      1m 55s
    3. Editing buttons
      1m 24s
    4. Viewing and adjusting button routing
      3m 27s
    5. Creating video buttons
      3m 19s
    6. Understanding subpicture states
      1m 45s
    7. Changing subpicture colors
      5m 2s
  7. 13m 35s
    1. Using the Monitor
      55s
    2. Creating chapter markers
      3m 18s
    3. Setting poster frames
      3m 38s
    4. Creating chapter points automatically
      1m 47s
    5. Editing video in the timeline
      2m 35s
    6. The Timeline Viewer vs. the Timeline panel
      1m 22s
  8. 8m 9s
    1. Creating navigation with the Flowchart
      2m 45s
    2. Setting a "first play" object
      1m 12s
    3. Auto-selecting button names from links
      1m 20s
    4. Creating user permissions for a disc
      2m 52s
  9. 11m 13s
    1. Creating and adjusting text
      4m 5s
    2. Applying styles
      2m 27s
    3. Automatically arranging objects
      1m 8s
    4. Transforming objects
      3m 33s
  10. 17m 30s
    1. Introducing slideshows
      4m 45s
    2. Adjusting slideshow properties
      3m 26s
    3. Adding motion and transitions
      4m 26s
    4. Syncing slideshows to audio
      3m 20s
    5. Slideshows and bit budgeting
      1m 33s
  11. 6m 43s
    1. What is a playlist?
      3m 45s
    2. Using chapter playlists
      2m 58s
  12. 17m 25s
    1. Using audio in Encore
      1m 47s
    2. Adding audio to a menu
      1m 1s
    3. Allowing users to change languages
      6m 27s
    4. Creating subtitles
      2m 8s
    5. Importing and exporting subtitles
      2m 47s
    6. Changing subtitle color
      3m 15s
  13. 17m 28s
    1. The power of end action overrides
      2m 52s
    2. Using replacement layers
      2m 4s
    3. Looping motion menus
      3m 7s
    4. Replacing a menu
      1m 54s
    5. Creating a chapter index
      2m 32s
    6. Using photos as subpictures
      4m 59s
  14. 12m 41s
    1. Creating "Easter eggs"
      2m 13s
    2. Making games
      2m 13s
    3. Using menu transitions
      1m 49s
    4. Using subpictures as art
      3m 22s
    5. Creating a video menu
      3m 4s
  15. 5m 17s
    1. Why use Encore as a presentation tool?
      37s
    2. Creating slideshows with manual advance
      1m 35s
    3. Creating captions on slides
      1m 29s
    4. Adding data content to discs
      1m 36s
  16. 11m 37s
    1. Making menus in Photoshop
      1m 42s
    2. The button set codes
      1m 41s
    3. The subpicture highlight codes
      1m 18s
    4. The replacement layer code
      2m 34s
    5. The video button code
      1m 42s
    6. The submenu navigation codes
      1m 38s
    7. Using pre-built menus as templates
      1m 2s
  17. 7m 33s
    1. Introducing Blu-ray discs
      2m 55s
    2. Creating Blu-ray pop-up menus
      2m 59s
    3. Previewing pop-up menus over a timeline
      1m 39s
  18. 11m 5s
    1. Encore's automatic letterbox
      2m 27s
    2. Checking your project for errors
      2m 18s
    3. Outputting to disc
      2m 40s
    4. Creating Flash web sites
      3m 40s
  19. 5m 36s
    1. Duplication vs. replication
      2m 8s
    2. About copy protection
      1m 6s
    3. About region encoding
      1m 9s
    4. Fixing the audio_TS problem
      1m 13s
  20. 4m 54s
    1. Importing sequences from Premiere Pro
      1m 42s
    2. Creating motion menus in After Effects
      1m 49s
    3. Making buttons and subpictures in After Effects
      1m 23s
  21. 24s
    1. Goodbye
      24s

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